Mar 7, 2017
Schooner CovePicture by W.R. Chinn


The Schooner Cove Yacht Club is situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Members of Schooner Cove enjoy racing and cruising for twelve months of the year.

Racing is a great way to learn about the intricacies and joy of sailing. Their inclusive racing program welcomes all sailors, whether novice or experienced. You'll find competitive series and regattas as well as fun racing.

SCYC has an active social program and features casual activities on the dock and organized events. The Speaker Series engages members through presentations and discussions on a wide range of boating topics.

Members join SCYC cruises to experience the best of the coastal waters and enjoy the camaraderie of cruising with a group.. SCYC has a large reciprocal program with many other yacht clubs.

SCYC Cruising Stations has a new Cruising Station at John Henry’s Resort & Marina

One of the key benefits as a member of Schooner Cove Yacht Club is access to limited free moorage at each of their five Cruising Stations. Cruising Stations include Genoa Bay Marina, Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina, Garden Bay Hotel And Marina (Located In Pender Harbour), John Henry's Resort And Marina (also located in Pender Harbour) and Gorge Harbour Marina Resort on Cortes Island.

 

Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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Lifestyle

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Cedar Island Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone
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During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun I had in the sun on the water. Did someone say charter? In warm weather?In warm waters?

If you plan on chartering when the weather in Canada is less than ideal (mmmmm…that’s two months of bad sledding), then I suggest you charter, purchase to charter, or just buy to own and enjoy for yourself the newly redesigned Leopard 45 sailing catamaran.

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